Fleeing Felon Eventually Arrested

Fleeing Felon Eventually Arrested

Anderzel Handel Lopez Morales

PALM SPRINGS – An adventurous pursuit ended in the predictable arrest of the man who fled from police.

It started around 4:00 PM  on Thursday, January 5th, during a traffic stop near Alejo Road and N. Palm Canyon.  Anderzel Handel Lopez Morales presented his drivers license to police at the stop but then he tried to drive away.  A detective tried to hang onto the fleeing car but let go before experiencing serious injury.

Morales' damaged car

Morales’ damaged car

Morales crashed his car and then ran away.  Police attempted a search for him, with the assistance of K9s and a CHP helicopter.

However, they were unable to find Morales and called off the search.  While marked PSPD vehicles left the area, unmarked cars remained close by.

Around 8:00 PM, a homeowner spotted someone hiding in a small shed-type of building, who then ran away.  It was discovered to be Morales, and soon thereafter he was arrested.  His refusal to comply merited the use of a taser.

The 31-year-old Morales faces several felony charges.

Fleeing Felon Eventually Arrested was last modified: January 10th, 2017 by admin
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